Young adults (ages 18-39) with hypertension face a higher risk of lifetime cardiovascular disease, yet less than half achieve adequate blood pressure control. The MyHEART study is a National Institutes of Health sponsored study evaluating the effectiveness of a hypertension self-management education and coaching program intended to lower blood pressure in young adults.
Anyone between the ages of 18 and 39 with a diagnosis of hypertension or elevated blood pressure readings may initially qualify for study participation, with study centers located in Milwaukee (physician Lisa Sullivan Vedder) and Madison (Heather Johnson). Click to read more about the MyHEART study or contact the study coordinators at (414) 219-4873 for more information or to make a referral.
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